If you are something like me, you want all the drama and convenience of a The tenant's budget
, One might think that this means being content with brand imitations of the , but you're wrong. All you need is a little bit of shopping expertise and you can get great deals on smart home products from brand-name brands, such as: . and every day of the year.
The problem with generic smart home devices like spot-colored smart light bulbs or generic smart plugs is that they are unlikely to like the accuracy, reliability, or longevity of brandsor Not to mention far fewer functions. Exactly how you get better performance and more comfort with a against one ,
So the key to launching a smart budget on a budget is figuring out how to get luxury-class amenities at affordable prices. So I was able to equip my smart home cheaply with branded products and so can you.
Amazon Warehouse: Discounts all year round
One of my favorite shopping hacks that gives me up to 70% off almost everything is finding the item I'm looking forand that also applies to smart home devices. I bought one from Amazon Warehouse last year for $ 65, which costs $ 199 – that's $ 134 (or 67%) less – and an August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge for $ 51 that gave me $ 17 (or 25% ) less than the regular $ 68 saved.
Keep in mind that Amazon Warehouse inventory is in constant flux and a store you see today may not be completed in five minutes, let alone tomorrow. So if you find a cheap price for something you want, act quickly. Here are some of the bargains on smart home equipment that I found at Amazon Warehouse (if these deals are no longer available, you will be directed to the best available Amazon Warehouse price for each item)
All you have to do to receive such offers is the Amazon Warehouse landing page, which you can access by searching for "Warehouse Deals" in the Amazon.com search bar. From there, either search for the name you are looking for, or search the articles by category. You can check outFor more advanced techniques, as well as details of where exactly these heavily discounted goods come from.
Check eBay for discounts on new, refurbished, and used items
Yes, eBay still exists. It is also a fantastic resource for great deals, not only for used ones, but also for frequently new and outdated smart home devices. While navigating Amazon Warehouse for offers requires a certain amount of diversity, you have to advance to the professional leagues on eBay. There is a lot to keep in mind when shopping on eBay, but I'll break it down and make it easy for you.
To search, choose, and buy everything on eBay, including smart home gear:
1. Open that eBay app On your phone or tablet, type the name of the product you're looking for in the search bar at the top – the more detailed and specific, the better (e.g. not just "Ring 2" but "Bell video doorbell 2").
Second On the results page, tap filter Tap in the top right corner sort by and choose Lowest price + shipping,
Second tap filter again and choose a category for the product you are looking for (I chose Intelligent doorbells and locks for ring 2, then drilled further down Intelligent doorbells). This eliminates most irrelevant listings, including spare parts.
Third Scroll down in filter until you come to buying format and choose Buy It Now, This removes auction-style ads that are deceptively low in price.
4th Scroll down to Item location and select your country or region (I choose Only we). This eliminates possible imitations from overseas.
5th tap Done, You should now look at a list that contains exactly the item you are looking for. The cheapest options are at the top. (By the way, the best offer for a Ring 2 right now is $ 70 – just a few dollars more than the lowest price from Amazon Warehouse).
Now it's just a matter of looking through the offers and deciding whether you want a new or refurbished item or whether you are willing to take the risk (I'll do it if the discount is low enough). When you've decided on an item you want to buy, either tap Buy It Now or Add to Cart and go to the checkout.
For more ways to find deals like this on Amazon, go to, And while I would keep you from adding one of the third-party smart bulbs to your cart, Philips Hue isn't the only color bulb worth your hard-earned cash – check it out , as well as ,